In December, Congress passed a bill to fund government agencies throughout 2016, and in doing so, took huge steps to support the hydrocephalus community. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is responsible for conducting life-saving research into conditions like hydrocephalus, saw a $2 billion increase in funding, bringing their total to $32 billion. That’s the largest funding increase the agency has seen in 12 years. As a result, NIH now has the resources it needs to better support scientists working on life-changing hydrocephalus research. Thanks to the hard work of advocates in the hydrocephalus community, Congress is clearly hearing what we have to say and paying attention.
Now, we must keep the momentum rolling by building relationships with legislators and their staff.
Building these relationships helps ensure that they think about you and our hydrocephalus community when it comes time to vote on important healthcare-related legislation that Congress will be considering in the coming months. That’s why it’s so important to introduce yourself to your lawmakers and their staff as soon as possible.
Join us on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 2:00 pm ET for an advocacy training webinar. In this session you’ll learn the four keys to effective advocacy, as well as what you can do at home right away to make a difference. We’ll also provide tips and strategies for connecting with legislators and staff while they are in their districts and states over the President’s Day recess, the week of February 15th.
Join this webinar to learn how to be heard and, more importantly, agreed with in Washington, DC – and beyond!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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